According to the researchers, the study involved 100 patients who volunteered clinical samples for testing. As per the findings of the study, nearly 80 per cent of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis were found to have a mutation in the PTPN2/22 gene, and 40 per cent of that number tested positive for MAP.
This disease can occur at any age and is also three times more prevalent in women. This bacterium can be contracted through the consumption of infected milk, beef and produce fertilised by cow manure.
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